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Brian Tingle’s retirement (and other milestones)

In the spirit of comings and goings, I have the bittersweet task of congratulating Brian Tingle on a milestone trifecta: 25 years of service to the University of California, his 50th birthday (imminently), and his retirement as of July 8, 2022.

As many of you know, Brian has played a crucial role, as Tech Lead, in the success and growth of the Publishing, Archives and Digitization team’s services over the past 11 years — and prior to that, was a foundational contributor to the conception and establishment of both the Online Archive of California (OAC) and Calisphere services. Throughout his tenure at CDL, he has led with vision, explored new tools and strategies with skeptical enthusiasm, modeled creative problem-solving, and held us all accountable to the technical debt accrued as we have expanded in new directions. Brian’s natural curiosity and deep knowledge of his field (and adjacent fields) have made him a wellspring of ideas that range far beyond typical solutions in our space. And his wonkish delight in and deep knowledge of UC policy have informed all his work at CDL.

Brian has a long and storied history with UC, beginning as a UC Riverside Library patron and Melvyl user in 1986, when he was a student at Rubidoux High School in Riverside. He first worked for UC in the UCR Biology Department as a Lab Assistant for a summer when he was 17. After graduating from high school, Brian attended UCSD, where he went to Fifth College (Eleanor Roosevelt) and worked for Housing and Dining Services. He has worked for the UC Libraries since 1996, when he was hired to join the InfoPath Services Office of the UCSD Libraries. A fourth generation Southern California native, he moved to the San Francisco Bay Area in 2001 to work for CDL.

Throughout his 25 years of service, Brian has demonstrated both a nuanced understanding of the promise of “one UC, one library” and a longstanding commitment to public service through his tireless dedication to supporting aggregated discovery and broad access to archival resources and scholarly publications.

Please join CDL in wishing Brian all the pleasures of an early retirement and many wonderful adventures to come!